Business:Management & Marketing
How To Follow Up with New LinkedIn Connections Do what 99% of LinkedIn Members Don't and Gain More
I am going to let you in on a little secret that 99% of LinkedIn Users don't do yet it delivers sales leads for me. It's sending a follow up message to your new LinkedIn connections.
Here is the Transcript of the video:
Hi there. It's Chris Hamilton here with sales tip a day, www.salestipaday.com, and today I'm going to show you how to follow up with new LinkedIn connections. You're going to see what 99% of LinkedIn users don't do and how you can do this to get new clients.
So let's get started here. Where you want to go in your LinkedIn profile is across the top. You're going to see in the menu area it says my networks. So select my network and it's going to bring you to a page with all your connections.
So what you're going to do is you're going to click and click where it says to see all your connections in the upper left hand corner. Now once you get there, you're going to see all your connections, and you have the ability to sort them by different perimeters.
So what you want to do is you want to sort on recently added. So it's going to show you the most recent added person, all the way to the oldest person that you have on LinkedIn that you've connected with. Now when you're in here, what you do, is beside that persons name you're going to see the message option. Click message and it's going to bring up the ability to send a new message to that person and here's the message I use it sends out.
Now before I say this, it's great because when I send this out I get people sending me stuff back saying, "Hey, I'd like help with this, or I need help with this." So here's the thing, this is the message I use. I use their first name, so Joe, thanks for connecting. I only have one question for you, what can I do to help you out? If there's anything you're struggling with, please let me know, and I will see if I can help you out or know someone who can. Have a great day, Chris.
Then I put this P.S. in here, it says P.S. I do stay in contact periodically, I don't like to connect just to get connections on LinkedIn. I think it should be a relationship. The whole idea by putting that P.S. in there is that gives me the ability to reach out to these people on a regular basis. I use a program called Contactually to do that and I will do another video on how to use Contactually to stay in contact with people.
So that's the message that I send out and people come back to me and ask me, how, you know, they tell me what they need. Sometimes it's something that I could do for free, other times they're asking me to do marketing work for them or something else for them and stuff like that.
So, but anyways, it opens up a conversation with people. So, here's the other thing you want to do, is, I put this in every Friday afternoon for me to follow up. So, I put it in my Google calendar and basically it repeats every Friday and reminds me to reach out to people on LinkedIn that I've just recently connected with over the last week.
So there's my whole process right there. So, once again if you want to access my 14 part LinkedIn Little Known Tips and Tricks Course, what you need to do is go to bit.ly/28and14 or text LinkedIn14 to 44222 in the U.S. or in Canada, texted LinkedIn14 to 1-855-969-5300. There is a $200 value on this course and you're going to get it for free.
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